The New Palestine tennis team dropped a hard-fought 3-2 match Friday to Mt. Vernon in the sectional championship match at Fishers.
Ben Blachly will advance in the individual tournament as he remained unbeaten at No. 1 singles. He posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory Friday. He will compete in the individual tournament at North Central.
Colin Darley played his best match of the season at No. 2 singles and won 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 to clinch a second point.
MV won at both doubles positions and No. 3 singles, despite second-set rallies in doubles. Ethan Haeberle/Ezra Schwier fell in a hard-fought 6-0, 7-6 match at No. 1 doubles. Jackson Havel/Caleb Davis fell 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2. At No. 3 singles, Zach Au played hard, but fell 6-1, 6-0.